Very Hungry Caterpillar Children's Game

How To Play Very Hungry Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
15 MIN
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board game is based on the book with the same name. In this board game kids get to travel around the board and experience the different stages of a caterpillars life. While playing this unique board game children will be able to see the many stages of life, from how it starts as an egg and becomes a beautiful butterfly.

In The Very Hungry Caterpillar game kids will get to practice their colors, counting, and fine motor skills. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect game for parents and their children. Check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar today for a fun game to play with your preschool children.

The game Very Hungry Caterpillar should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game Comes With Gameboard
  • Four "Feedable" Caterpillar Game Pieces
  • 40 "Food" Pieces
  • Spinner With 4 Sun Spots And 1 Moon Spot
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Your goal in the game of Very Hungry Caterpillar is to be the first player to complete the circle of life, going from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Very Hungry Caterpillar rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Very Hungry Caterpillar. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Sergey says:

I have the "Very Hungry Caterpillar Card Game". Please answer the following questions on the rules of the game: 1. It is not clear the rule for the playing of Saturday food cards. What does "All players should call out the Saturday food cards played to avoid repeats" mean? Should a player lay out all his Saturday cards in one turn, or should he lay out one Saturday card and tell the other players how many more Saturday cards he has left? 2. Is a player obliged to play a food card with the right day of the week, if any? Or does he instead have the right to play a leaf / wild card to reset the progression of the game? 3. Do caterpillar cards take part in the game, or are they just lying on the table?
Cheryl says:

The instructions are not clear. When you near the end, do you keep spinning until you land on the exact # & letter? Also...the game pieces are so large, they cover the letters on the game board. Disappointed.
F Brady says:

Dont like this game as the instructions arent clear. Do you only stop on the Feed your caterpillar circles if you land on them when taking your turn ?. If not, whats the point of the spinner ?.How many fruits is enough before you can move ?. Wont be playing again
Diana says:

When playing the game do you have to stop on the rectangular spaces that say stop and spin a sun and stop and spin a moon or do you only do these if you land on them? Thanks
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